KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to call the family members of the Malaysian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon to return to Malaysia until the situation is permissible as it is a proactive measure in ensuring the safety of Malaysians as it has become the priority of the government.
The Ministry in a statement said, this is following the current situation in which South Lebanon has also been attacked by Israel in the Palestine-Israel conflict and as such the government has directed the Malaysian Embassy in Beirut to take precaution and monitor the Malaysians including the MAF-UN peace team or MALBATT that serves under UNIFIL in Lebanon.
“The Malaysian Embassy in Beirut has close contact with 12 Malaysian citizens and families who live in Lebanon.
“Currently Malaysian citizens are advised to postpone their non-essential travel to Lebanon,” the ministry said in its statement today.
Besides the Malaysian Embassy, the British High Commission and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Office in Beirut has sent back their families. However, the Malaysian Embassy will continue its normal operations.
The statement added, Malaysians in need of any consular’s assistance and questions can contact the Malaysian Embassy in Beirut as follows: Malaysian Embassy, Beirut, Lebanon Lot 170,Saad Zaghloul Street Downtown Beirut, Lebanon Tel:+961(1)1970207 (office). –Malaysia World News